Sen. Lamar Alexander told governors to stand up to President Obama.
“The president is hitting the accelerator and growing our economy,” an official said.
The administration remains firm in its view that marijuana is illegal at the federal level.
Sen. Cornyn blamed the president’s executive order for the massive increase.
Rep. Michael McCaul appealed to the administration to send reinforcements to the border.
A top agency official will signal wiggle room in the contentious regulation
But the Labor Department says the expense will be outweighed by economic benefits.
A rule expanding the sphere of eligible workers would not be finalized until 2015, at the earliest.
The FBI will be basing its database on mug shots, James Comey said.
"President Obama essentially created this problem," Sen. John Cornyn said.
The agency is for the first time urging pregnant women to eat more seafood.
Obama ordered the action plan following last year’s deadly explosion in Texas.
Gun owners say the rule infringes on their rights by banning the sale of antique firearms.
The expedited action is part of the administration’s response to the border crisis.
The agency is reassigning immigration judges to deal with the flood of migrants.
Menendez, Booker told president Wednesday not to allow gas exploration off Jersey Shore.
The president has asked federal agencies to develop a plan for protecting pollinators.
The measure would create a new commission tasked with slashing red tape.
The moves come as Obama makes his first trip to Native American country as president.
Homeland Security chief says children flooding the U.S. are not eligible for deferred action.
The banned activities include pickets, speeches, marches, vigils and religious services.
The California senator is pressing for "humane treatment" at short-term detention facilities.
The generations-old debate over capital punishment has shifted to Washington.
The payday lending industry says legitimate businesses are being targeted by the operation.